1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

HopShock IPA - SanTan Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
HopShock IPAHopShock IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

239 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 239
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 20
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
SanTan Brewing Co. visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Warm copper amber in color, SanTan brewers have re-defined this classic English Ale. An intense bitterness derived from the distinct citrus/pine flavor of Pacific Northwest Hops. A dry, crisp malt character & aggressive alcohol dominate our I.P.A. and make this bitter beer a hop-head’s passion!

85 IBU

(Beer added by: PhxHorn on 01-24-2008)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 239 | Reviews: 73 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by deanhead:
Photo of deanhead
deanhead

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-06-2013 16:00:22 | More by deanhead
More User Reviews:
Photo of ghstrp
ghstrp


3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-11-2014 00:43:48 | More by ghstrp
Photo of Lukebell15
Lukebell15

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-11-2014 00:23:01 | More by Lukebell15
Photo of heyliz
heyliz


4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-10-2014 23:45:39 | More by heyliz
Photo of Brewpedals
Brewpedals


4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-10-2014 22:54:25 | More by Brewpedals
Photo of Teenzeus
Teenzeus


5/5  rDev +29.2%

07-10-2014 02:50:25 | More by Teenzeus
Photo of nickz
nickz


4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-09-2014 03:43:23 | More by nickz
Photo of allengarvin
allengarvin

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a little hazy copper colored beer with a small, white fluffy head. The aroma, though, is amazing. It filled the room seconds after I popped open the cap. A minute and half later, with the beer seated 2 feet away, I can smell it. That kind of overpowering hoppy aroma is rare. It's full of resinous, evergreen, holly notes. I very rarely give a 5 on aroma--maybe once or twice on BA ever--but I'm going to on this one. It is a delight to smell.

The taste is very good, but not the transcendental aroma experience. I love the emphasis of flavor over mere bitterness, always a mark of a good IPA. It's got some sweet malt too, but of course the emphasis is the peppery piney hops. Good body, but not too heavy.

Very distinctive IPA from a brewery I've never heard of before. Really, the smell is just amazing. I'm going to pour another glass now and just swirl it around under my nose.

Serving type: can

07-09-2014 02:08:22 | More by allengarvin
Photo of hoprgood
hoprgood

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-06-2014 06:22:54 | More by hoprgood
Photo of Can_has_beer
Can_has_beer

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-05-2014 00:35:48 | More by Can_has_beer
Photo of Karibourgeois
Karibourgeois

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-04-2014 22:10:34 | More by Karibourgeois
Photo of jheezee
jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-04-2014 15:06:51 | More by jheezee
Photo of GClarkage
GClarkage

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-03-2014 22:09:24 | More by GClarkage
Photo of nealbert
nealbert

California

3.25/5  rDev -16%

07-03-2014 15:30:23 | More by nealbert
Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-03-2014 15:26:56 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
Photo of nleaders
nleaders

Arizona

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-02-2014 22:46:38 | More by nleaders
Photo of kjkinsey
kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-01-2014 23:07:12 | More by kjkinsey
Photo of jngrizzaffi
jngrizzaffi

Texas

4.79/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark amber with a very thick foamy head. Head retention is good, and there is excellent lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma is citrus hops. Very strong and pronounced. There is a malty taste up front - more of a citrus taste, quickly followed by a strong citrus, grassy, hoppy taste. There is an excellent bitter aftertaste at the end. Overall a great beer. To me, the malts and hops blend together very well.

Serving type: can

07-01-2014 01:13:21 | More by jngrizzaffi
Photo of BKotch
BKotch

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-29-2014 02:54:13 | More by BKotch
Photo of Marco_Gtz
Marco_Gtz

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-28-2014 02:18:14 | More by Marco_Gtz
Photo of jeffaroo95
jeffaroo95

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-27-2014 23:52:44 | More by jeffaroo95
Photo of wtkphoto
wtkphoto

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-27-2014 23:40:51 | More by wtkphoto
Photo of RobTheKnob
RobTheKnob

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-27-2014 04:13:32 | More by RobTheKnob
Photo of Tiernan
Tiernan

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-26-2014 06:54:40 | More by Tiernan
Photo of cornejo
cornejo

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-26-2014 04:12:00 | More by cornejo
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
HopShock IPA from SanTan Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.